Likes & Dislikes

Opinions

Wellington - Waterfront - Solace in the Wind (The Naked Man) statue - i.t. photo

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Practicals

Transport

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Wellington - Cable car - Ata photo

Fun

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Wellington - Guys jumping off a high platform into the water between piers at the Welligton waterfront - c.t. photo

Public safety

Wellington is a pretty safe city. Tourists are very seldom victims of any crime, though be a bit careful in the nightlife on Fridays and Saturdays.  Opportunity may make the thief, so don’t immerse yourself in the nightlife with desirable personal values.

Preferably avoid the Porirua neighborhood.

Car break-ins are not uncommon in the parking lots of shopping malls. Don’t leave possessions on the passenger seat.


Background

Wellington - Ata photo

Destination in brief

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand (since 1865).  The town is on the southern coast of North Island.

Population (in 2020): 382,000

Average net monthly salary (in 2020): 3200 USD - (New Zealand's average: 2600 USD)

Very typical for Wellington are the windy weather and the steep streets. Locals are very fit, as they like to walk a lot, and don't even mind to climb uphill on the steep streets.

Climate


When is the best weather in Wellington? In January, February, March, April, and December
What are the hottest months there? January, February, March, and December.
When is the coldest? In June, July, August, and September.
When is it raining the most? In January, April, May, June, July, August, October, and December.
When is the seawater the warmest for swimming? In February.
The windiest month? November.

History

The city's oldest surviving building, the Colonial Cottage was built in 1858. The locals rate it ancient.

Nowadays

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Wellington - Wharf Offices - Harbour Board

Wellington - Ata photo

Wellington - some similarity to San Francisco

Attractions

Waterfront

Wellington - Waterfront - c.t. photo

Wellington - Waterfront - The Godess - c.t. photo

Mount Victoria

Cable Car & Kelbrun viewpoint

Wellington - Cable car

Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

Wellington - Museum Te Papa - Giant squid

Wellington Museum

Wellington - Wellington Museum - hand carved Maori gateway about 8 meters (25 feet) high - c.t. photo

Wellington - Wellington Museum - Maori meeting house entrance - c.t. photo

The Beehive

Cuba Street

Wellington - Cuba Street - c.t. photo

Colonial Cottage Museum

Zoo

Princess Bay

Matiu Island

Zealandia

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